Thursday, 13 March 2014

1 Peter 1:12

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born
again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ 
from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled,
and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are
being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed
in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, 
if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the 
tested genuineness of your faith- more precious than gold that
perishes though it is tested by fire- may be found to result in praise
and glory and honour at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you 
have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, 
you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled
 with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of 
your souls. Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied 
about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 
inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was 
indication when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent
glories. It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves 
but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through
those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent
from heaven, things into which angels long to look." 

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